Ralph Hulseman is the president and founder of Hoowaki LLC. Ralph has a BS and MS in chemical engineering both from MIT. Prior to starting Hoowaki, Ralph spent almost 26 years with Michelin in various roles. His last position was as Manager of Science and Expertise based in Greenville, SC, which established and managed research partnerships between Michelin R&D and universities, national laboratories and companies; and which conducted business development analyses of new opportunities. Prior to this Ralph was responsible for R&D effectiveness and process re-design for Michelin Groupe based in Clermont-Ferrand, France which conducted studies to improve Michelin’s R&D centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Before his time in France. Ralph was the manager of materials R&D for Michelin Americas R&D which conducted research, development and industrialization of new rubber, steel and textile materials, with associated process research and testing laboratories to support this work.